Windows 8 build 7989 comes with a new “Betta Fish” boot screen.

If you are using Windows 7, you can enjoy a similar boot screen using following steps:

1. Download the Windows 8 boot screen pack here:

Download Link

2. Extract the ZIP file using WinRAR or 7-zip and run “Win7BootUpdater.exe” file. This is software that changes the Windows 7 boot screen.

3. Now select “Static Image” option from drop-down list in “Animation” and select “animation.png” file from the downloaded pack using browse box.

4. Now select “Complete” option from drop-down list in “Method”. Click on “Select Background Image” button and select “boot screen.png” file from the downloaded pack using browse box.

Windows 7 Boot Updater

Windows 7 Boot Updater

5. Do the same for “Resuming” tab.

6. At last click on “Apply” button and restart your system.

Credit to AskVG reader “techhahn” .

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Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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  1. I have a netbook, updated from windows 7 strater to windows 7 ultimate.

    I have download this and set it as booting and resuming image.
    Then I have restart my netbook. But I haven’t seen de image.
    Can anybody help me?


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